Executive Team

Jason Cohenour

Jason W. Cohenour
Chief Executive Officer

Jason Cohenour has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sierra Wireless, Inc. since 2005. Jason joined Sierra Wireless in 1996 as Vice President of Sales, and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales in 2000. He served as Chief Operating Officer from August 2004 to October 2005 leading global sales, marketing and operations activities. Active in the development of the wireless data industry since 1988, Jason was previously Regional Vice President with Ram Mobile Data. Jason began his wireless career in 1988 with Motorola's Mobile Data Division, where he helped establish Motorola as a leading provider of wireless data solutions. Jason is a board of director for Ikanos Communications.

Dave McLennan

David McLennan
Chief Financial Officer

David McLennan joined Sierra Wireless in 2004 as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary. Prior to that, David spent approximately 10 years in a variety of senior management positions within the BCE group of companies. He served with Bell Canada as Chief Financial Officer and with Bell ExpressVu initially as Chief Financial Officer and subsequently as President and Chief Operating Officer. David is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and earlier in his career he spent a number of years in the investment business as a research analyst at Nesbitt Thomson.

Philippe Guillemette

Philippe Guillemette
Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer, Philippe Guillemette has a mandate to drive common technology platform activities and innovation across all business units. Philippe joined Sierra Wireless in March 2009 from Wavecom, where he served as Chief Technology Officer since 2003 and Vice President of Marketing since 2005. Philippe joined Wavecom in 1993 and held various positions there, including Vice President of Research and Development, Vice President of Technology, and Director of Software Development. Prior to joining Wavecom, Philippe was a software engineer at Nortel Networks.

Bill Dodson

Bill Dodson
Senior Vice President, Operations

Bill Dodson is Senior Vice President, Operations for Sierra Wireless. Bill has overall responsibility for the Company's operations across business units, including manufacturing and supply as well as customer service. Bill has a strong background in computer industry supply chain management and business models. Prior to joining Sierra Wireless in 2002, Bill was Vice President of Global Operations for Gateway Computers where he was responsible for strategic planning, development and implementation of global manufacturing and supply chain programs. He previously worked with Toshiba America Information Systems as Director of Operations - Desktop and Server manufacturing, and as Director of Business Planning.

Dan Schieler

Dan Schieler
Senior Vice President and General Manager, OEM Solutions

Dan Schieler is head of OEM Solutions for Sierra Wireless. Dan joined Sierra Wireless as Vice President of North American Sales in 2003, when AirPrime, Inc. was acquired by Sierra Wireless.  At AirPrime Dan was Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing, responsible for driving AirPrime's sales strategy, and managing a highly experienced international sales team focused on developing customer relationships with AirPrime OEM partners around the world. Dan’s extensive experience as an international OEM sales and marketing leader includes positions as AirPrime's Senior Director of OEM Sales and Strategic Partnerships, and Director of OEM Sales for the Central and Eastern United States. Prior to joining AirPrime, Dan worked for Xircom's OEM division where he managed accounts with top-tier OEM computing manufacturers.

Emmanuel Walckenaer

Emmanuel Walckenaer
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Solutions
Regional General Manager, EMEA

Emmanuel Walckenaer is responsible for the Sierra Wireless Enterprise Solutions business. Emmanuel joined Sierra Wireless in March 2009 from Wavecom, where he served as Vice President of Intelligent Device Services from 2007 to 2009. Emmanuel brings 20 years of experience in service business management to Sierra Wireless. During his ten-year career at Gemplus (now Gemalto), he created the Over-the-Air software offering complete with a support hotline and training unit. He also headed up the EMEA wireless service branch and set up the North and South American Gemplus service organizations to support both telecom and ID Security. At Gemplus he also served as Senior VP for the Wireless Product Telecom Business Unit. Prior to Gemplus, Emmanuel held various positions in IT, marketing, and business development at Esso.

Pierre Teyssier

Pierre Teyssier
Senior Vice President, Engineering

Pierre Teyssier holds overall responsibility for global engineering and product development activities at Sierra Wireless. Pierre joined Sierra Wireless in March 2009 from Wavecom, where he served as Vice President of Operations and Smart Business Solutions. Prior to joining Wavecom in 2001, he worked for Axiohm, where he was Director of Manufacturing, holding numerous positions from 1989 to 2000 including: manufacturing manager, plant manager, and director of purchasing and logistics. From 1988 to 1989 he worked at Enerdis as a software engineer.

 

Jason Krause

Jason Krause
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & Marketing

Jason Krause is responsible for strategy, planning and business development for Sierra Wireless as well as corporate marketing and investor relations. Jason brings more than a decade of corporate development experience to his role, including several years at the Boston Consulting Group, where he focused on strategy and corporate development projects for Fortune 500 clients. Prior to his engagement at BCG, Jason held marketing and engineering roles at Altera Corporation, both in California and Japan. Jason earned his undergraduate degree in Electronics Engineering from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Business Administration from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.